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in the connecticut after the sandy hook school shooting, there was less interest in buying guns. other democrats suggest the time to act is now. >> we will not allow, and the public will allow the normal to be mass shootings every month. >> the top senate republican says there are higher priorities >> the biggest problem we have at the moment is spending and debt. that will dominate the congress between now and the end of march none of these issues, i think, will have the kind of priority and spending and debt are going to have a the next two or three months. >> white house aides say mr. obama plans to move forward the agenda in a timely fashion. leading republicans say in addition to spending and debt, jobs are another top priority, suggesting the gop is slamming on the brakes on the gun issue. lou: thank you very much, as always. our chief congressional correspondent. senate majority leader harry reid apologizing after saying last week that hurricane katrina was nothing in comparison to what happens to the people of new york and new jersey during hurricane sandy. his comments drew a sharp rebu
measures being considered by joe biden's task force established after the sandy hook shootings. what, if any, new gun laws should be passed? it's our talk back question today. facebook.com/carolcnn. or send me a tweet. >>> now is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. the question for you this morning, what, if any, new gun laws should be passed? we're getting our first glimpse into what the white house may propose in terms of gun legislation. according to "the washington post," joe biden and his task force are considering reip st e reinstating the ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, requiring universal gun checks for gun buyers, establishing a national gun sale database, strengthening mental health checks, imposing stiffer penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors. wow, ideas, something to talk about. forget that. already, nra-backed lawmakers are shooting down the administration's approach. >> i think you need to putter g everything on the table, but what i hear from the administration and if "the washington post" is
the town next to sandy hook. they wouldn't let her stop in sandy hook. she drove by. look at this, this looks like an angel. it's over sandy hook. uncanny. this replaced it a few moments after at dusk. a bright light that did not come off the wind shield we will post it on "the five." but it will give you chills. >> bob: that is terrific. i believe in angels. that is more proof. major league baseball hall of fame, only the second time in 42 years did not induct anybody in the hall of fame. once again, people like sammy sosa, mcguire and pete rose did not make it. for good reason. >> kimberly: people were under suspicion of steroid use. >> andrea: we have to get out of here. thank you for watching. see you back here tomorrow. >> bret: the nra calls a meeting with the vice president less about keeping america's children safe and more about attacking the second amendment. the pushback is firm. even before task force releases the recommendations. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: vice president heard from the other side today. yesterday he talked to sum porters of expanding i
of sandy. is he setting himself up for a 2016 presidential run? new jersey thinks so. and 3/4 of voters give him a thumbs up. two years ago today, jared lee loughner killed six people, wounded congresswoman gabby giffords, giffords speaking out about gun control. we'll hear what she has to say. >>> but first a hearing providing chilling, new detail about movie theater massacre in aurora, colorado, that left 12 people dead. day two of the preliminary hearing for suspect james holmes. casey wian's just come out of the court and joins us live from centennial, colorado. what's the latest from the hearing? >> reporter: well, what we heard, ali, just inside the courtroom a little while ago, two of the 41 911 calls placed the night of that shooting. two calls plays pi a detective made from inside the theater. one of them was the first call that was made on that night by a gentleman named kevin. call lasted 27 seconds, difficult to hear what he said, what the 911 operator had to say. but the unmistakable sound was the sound of gunshots, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. more than 30 gunshots in 27
friday that he made about hurricane sandy. >> people of engler. >> louisiana senator david viter says harry reid revealed himself to be an idiot. this time gravely insulting the gulf coast residents. katrina and sandy were horribly destructive storms and by any measure katrina was the worst natural disaster in history. it cost 1800gettes and $1.8 billion in daniel. sandy caused 131 deaths and $65 billion in daniel. reid says he simply misspoke. >>> here is a stark contrast. pentagon assessment of the planned budget cut as part of fiscal cliff deal and sequester would yep diaz national security. and a $247,000 float in tournament of roses parade. the "washington guardian" rolls last week was the first time the pentagon sponsored float in the parade. lawmakers hoping to trim the budget are looking everywhere. you may remember defense secretary leon panetta wrote the impact of the planned cuts would be the e stating saying we'd have to redoubt the size of the military sharply. in a lengthy statement to fox news, pentagon chocked up expenses to recruiting young people and honoring veteran
obama has signed a $9.7 billion superstorm sandy aid package. most will be used to pay flood insurance claims. a second bill will be voted on on january 15th. house speaker john boehner received harsh criticism from chris christie and peter king, both republicans, when he refused to bring the bill up for house vote. >>> hockey fans may have something to cheer about. the league and players association came to a tentative agreement yesterday on a ten-year deal that would end the lockout. >> for the ten fans remaining. >> for all ten of you fans left, there could be hockey soon. it could be approved by team players and owners. and you ten fans could watch hockey as early as next week. >>> football. mike shanahan might have explaining to do after star quarterback robert griffin iii appeared to badly reinjure his knee. it happened in the fourth quarter as rg3 tried to recover a fumbled snap. it hurt to just watch it. wasn't even touched. check this out right now. he wasn't even touched. he couldn't move to pick up the fumble. he had hobbled throughout the game. started limping in the first
sandy. >> the leading global insurance company here in america. >> everything plus a profit of more than 22 billion for the american people. >> thank you, america. >> so you may have seen that new ad from insurance giant aig which received $182 billion bailout from you, the taxpayers. well, it's been publicly with the high profile tv ad campaign but the rescued company now confirms its board will meet tomorrow considering suing the u.s. government claiming the shareholders were cheated in the bailout deal. michael delmaced reports on this in "the new york times." thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> this brand new ad campaign. >> yeah. >> i noticed it the other day. a great ad. we appreciate what america taxpayers did for us. paid you back with interest. what happened? where did we go wrong? thank you to we may sue you. >> they're considering joining a lawsuit filed by their former ceo claiming the rescue of aig cheated shareholders out of tens of billions of dollars. >> in what way? how can we cheat you if you're fledgling or having major trouble? >> basically arguing that the gov
for victims of superstorm sandy. the house approved a bill friday after house speaker john boehner canceled a vote on a wider $60 billion package, a move that sparked harsh criticism. as the smaller bill against on the house floor, democratic congressmember steny hoyer of maryland and the idea of velazquez of new york announced bronner's decision. >> while it is never too late to do the right thing, it is late that we're doing this thing. and we are doing only the bare minimum. >> it is indefensible that as americans continue to suffer from the impact of sandy, the house majority could not get their act together to bring the entire package to a vote. >> house speaker boehner says he will being the remaining $51 billion in relief to vote on january 15. president obama is expected until the nomination today former republican senator chuck hagel of nebraska as a net secretary defense, replacing leon panetta. a vietnam war veteran and three- term member of the senate, he has faced criticism from right- wing foes over his positions on israel and dealing with iran, as well as from progressive cri
frustrating, i got angry. i was so very passionate, following what happened at sandy hook, as we all were. and my position on what should be done about gun control, i've been advocating for a long time. so this to me was a tipping point. and to hear them continue to espouse this, you cannot touch any guns philosophy, i found very frustrating. with alex jones, i took a different tact. my tact was to try and show that i could be a listener, that i would give him the time to explain, articulate his position, but instead, he didn't want to debate anything or discuss it. but i found it illuminating that during his rant, you got a real sense of what an element of the more extreme gun activists in this country genuinely believe. they believe that their government will perform as a sort of tyranny and overthrow them or try to, and that is why they all need to be heavily armed. and that's what he believes. that's what his followers, to his pretty well-listened to show believe. and i think sometimes, you have to give people just enough rope to tie themselves into a large, pretty unedifying not. and
leadership in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. no doubt about it, he stood up to his party for their actions and how they didn't do what they were supposed to do early on to get relief from congress. but now is the time for real leadership, passing the buck on to the entertainment industry, governor, is nothing but a cop-out. it's a great way to divert attention from a politically delicate situation and difficult position. >> i don't let games like call of duty in my house for ps3 and xbox. that's a decision mary pat and i have made. you cannot tell me sitting in the basement for hours playing call of duty and killing people over and over and over again does not desensitize that child to the real life effects of violence. >> i don't disagree with governor christy. parenting, it's a responsibility. parents have to parent. but there is no legislation to keep a kid from playing video games in this country. christie wants to, if he wants to be in the big leagues when it comes to politics, this is the issue. he should look to his counterpart across the river in new york as an example. >> forget t
. sandy and i, from the onset, have not been focused on the shooter. we're going to let the justice system deal with him. we trust that. fortunately we don't have any hatred toward him. he is a troubled soul. and our main goal now is to try to prevent further atrocities, massacres, by doing something in the legislature to prevent these massacres from occurring over and over and over again. >> yes. yes. i understand you're going to washington, sir, tomorrow to meet with the vice president. what do you hope to accomplish? >>i hope to put a face and some emotion into the appeal to the american people to please not be apathetic toward this problem that our country has, and let's do something about some sensible gun laws, and to tell the american people that we do not want to take guns away. i have a shotgun to protect my home. i don't plan on giving it up. but i would like to see assault weapons, high capacity magazines, background checks, those three factors, if we could get something done, i think we would be going a long way as a country to improve what we're facing now with these massacres
from the white house this morning. >>> more than two months after superstorm sandy hit the northeast there are so many families still struggling to survive. sheila and dominic trayna are a good example. we've been bringing you their story since sandy hit in october. as they fight with their insurance company, allstate they learned their damaged home is part of a new television ad for allstate. not surprising the traynas are upset. allstate tells the "new york post" they'll remove the ad and i forgot to mention this important detail, allstate did not pay the family's claim because they say the damage was caused by storm surge and not the storm itself. >>> robert griffin iii going under the knife this morning. espn reporting the washington redskins physician and famed orthopedist dr. james andrews is operating on the team's franchise quarterback. rg3 is having total reconstructive surgery on his knee, re-injured during sunday's playoff game, and is expected to recover in time, at least we hope so, for the 2013 season. >>> espn now apologizing for brent musburger's remarks about katheri
. >>> for the first time since superstorm sandy plowed across the northeast, residents are returning to some of the hardest-hit areas of the jersey shore. the state of emergency has been lifted for communities like normandy beach, seaside heights and tom's river. but authorities are warning with so much debris still not cleared away, getting around could the dangerous. >> good to see them back. nine weeks later. that's a long time away from home. >>> time, now, for weather from across the country on this tuesday morning. warmer-than-normal from l.a. to new york. showers along the coast, from south carolina to florida. heavy rain, hail, and high winds in the south. i'm sorry, in south and east texas. snow, from el paso into new mexico. also, some rain and mountain snow in the pacific northwest. >> mostly 40s from seattle into the northern rockies. 30s in the upper midwest. 50s in dallas and atlanta. 70 in new orleans. >>> when we come back this morning, dream on. a fire sparks new safety questions about boeing's 787 dreamliner. >>> then, turning the tables. after getting a huge taxpayer bailo
criticized harry reid for saying superstorm sandy was worse than hurricane katrina. vitter tweeted, "sadly, harry reid has revealed himself to be an idiot." senator reid said he misspoke. >>> a group critical of president obama's choice of chuck hagel to be secretary of defense has purchased the website domain chuckhagel.com. they attack his views on israel and other topics. >>> at the news conference announcing his nomination, outgoing defense secretary leon panetta joked about his decades in washington and his future plans. >>> the time has come for me to return to my wife sylvia, our three sons, their families, our six grandchildren and my walnut farm. dealing with the different set of nuts. >>> and that's your morning dish of "scrambled politics." now here is bill karins. >> that was good. >> that was a good line. >> i don't think that was scripted. i think that was off the cuff. >> it went over very well. >> wasn't sure if he should say it in front of the president or not. >> he's getting out anyway. >> good morning, everyone. our january thaw continues. it felt like march across much
was damaged during superstorm sandy. train officials will consider whether that played a role in the malfunction. >>> a murder mystery in chicago after a man wins the lottery. in june 46-year-old urooz khan won $425,000 in a scratch ticket. the winding amount was issued july 18, but he turned up dead on july 20. at first the death was ruled natural. then a relative told officials he was murdered. tests showed he died of cyanide poisoning. so far there are no suspects. >>> the war on cancer is now in its fifth decade, and a new report says fewer americans are dying from the disease. for men the decrease in deaths fell almost 2% a year from 2005 to 2009. for women, 1.5%. we look at what needs to be done to get those numbers even lower. >> reporter: the small drop in the death rate for some cancers is not good enough for dr. david agus of the usc cancer center. >> i don't want to put sour grapes on things, but to me it is not a reason to cheer. i look at two, three people a week and say i've got no more drugs to treat your cancer. i want dramatic effects where
. in colorado following the aurora movie shooting and after sandy hook school shooting there was less interest in buying guns. other democrats say the time to act is now. >> the public will not allow the new normal for mass shootings every month. >> but top republican says there are higher priorities. >> biggest problem right now is spending and debt. that is going to dominate between now and the end of march. none of these issues will have the kind of priority that spending and debt are going to have over the next two to three months. >> aides plan to move forward with his agenda in a timely fashion but leading republicans in the house in addition to spending and debt, jobs are another top priority suggesting the g.o.p. is slamming on the brakes on the gun issue. >> bret: the president and his team gear up for a fight over the newest recruits to the scene. we'll talk about with the fox all-stars when we come back. %. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer anim
the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. i wish my patients could see what i see. ♪ that over time, having high cholesterol and any of these risk factors can put them at increased risk for plaque buildup in their arteries. so it's even more important to lower their cholesterol, and that's why, when diet and exercise alone aren't enough, i prescribe crestor. in a clinical trial versus lipitor, crestor got more high-risk patients' bad cholesterol to a goal of under 100. [ female announcer ] crestor is not right for everyone. like people with liver disease or women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant. tell your doctor about other medicines you're taking. call your doctor right away if you have muscle pain or weakness, feel unusually tired, have loss of appetite, upper belly pain,
to step up is there. i mean, our phones have been ringing off the hook now for a month after the sandy hook shooting, and it's been incredible the amount of new people that want to engage in this. we're really hopeful and really look forward to tomorrow's meeting with the vice president. >> you've become an activist as a result of this life transforming event, the shooting that you were injured, and were also featured in a documentary that you made about virginia tech. what has changed since the 32 -- it's called "living for 32." of course, the 32 people who died there. what has changed in terms of security, do you think, on campuses like virginia tech? >> i think campus security has made a lot of great improvements as to physically on campus and to how to alert students and faculty as to what's going on campus. unfortunately, we haven't seen that same progress through our gun policy. still 40% of all gun sales in this country go unchecked. i mean, that's just unacceptable. that's just bad public policy. the american people are learning that that's actually the case. i mean, i think mo
. >> as a mother and grandmother here in marin my heart is broken. >> reporter: often inspired by the sandy hook school shooting donors are giving to a gun buy back fund. $40,000 in public donations. enabling marin to buy guns, no names, no questions asked. >> thank you for getting those guns out of your house. god bless you. >> if they want to turn in three gun, they'll get paid on the spot. >> reporter: each gun is worth $100, $200 if it's a semi automatic. >> this is what you can do for mankind. >> reporter: we found marin residents enthusiastic and optimistic. >> i'm not naive enough to think that i'm going to get every young gangster to come in and turn in their gun. >> reporter: but what they want is to get the unforgotten guns that might become a danger. >> and because gun violence travels, residents of san francisco, sonoma and contra costa can come to marin. they will be getting vouchers, marin residents have priority. we're live in san rafael, deborah villalon. >>> and lawmakers are going after ammunition not the weapons. >> it takes bullets to put in the gun. when bullets are more ava
by the sandy hook school shooting donors are giving to a gun buy back fund. $40,000 in public donations. enabling marin to buy guns, no names, no questions asked. >> thank you for getting those guns out of your house. god bless you. >> if they want to turn in three gun, they'll get paid on the spot. >> reporter: each gun is worth $100, $200 if it's a semi automatic. >> this is what you can do for mankind. >> reporter: we found marin residents enthusiastic and optimistic. >> i'm not naive enough to think that i'm going to get every young gangster to come in and turn in their gun. >> reporter: but what they want is to get the unforgotten guns that might become a danger. >> and because gun violence travels, residents of san francisco, sonoma and contra costa can come to marin. they will be getting vouchers, marin residents have priority. we're live in san rafael, deborah villalon. >>> and lawmakers are going after ammunition not the weapons. >> it takes bullets to put in the gun. when bullets are more available than sudafed, we have a problem. >> reporter: the bill from berkeley assemblywo
, massive floods in pakistan. there was hurricane sandy in the u.s. all around the world, a couple of years back in the kremlin, they had to ban wheat exports because they're having such extreme heat waves the could not export it anymore. we saw the price of grain go up threefold around the world. the message from all of this and what our weather agencies have been telling us, this is the new normal. this is not some freak extreme weather event. we have seen a trend over the past few decades of extreme weather events on the rise, getting worse and worse as we put more carbon pollution into the atmosphere and make climate change worse. >> you're just in antarctica. can you describe going from australia to antarctica and back? >> i just got back to australia yesterday from antarctica, where i was talking to people there about the impacts of climate change. western and predict that is still very cold, but it is actually the most quickly warming land mass. west antarctica has more than three times the global average -- has warmed more than three times the global average. it is having an impact
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. >>> the president has signed into law a bill providing nearly $10 billion to victims of superstorm sandy. the new law ramps up fema's borrowing authority so that 100,000 flood claims won't be delayed. another $51 billion in aid will be voted on later this month. >>> a lot of news to report this morning from a world of sports. the 113-day nhl dispute has been settled and players could head back to the ice in the next few weeks. meanwhile, the nfl playoffs are off to a wild start as the washington redskins lost quarterback robert griffin iii to a knee injury, costing them the game against the seattle seahawks. >>> and linebacker ray lewis went out on top, taking the vikings to victory in the final home game before retiring. he has the dance and all. >>> tonight, alabama and notre dame face off in the bcs championship game in miami. it's now 7:15. back to matt, savannah and al. could be a new dance craze. >> he has been doing that one for a while. who do we like in the game tonight? >> i don't know. i'm going to be neutral officially. real courageous. >> i think alabama is going to win. i do. >> not
, connecticut, could soon bear the name a hometown teacher who died protecting her students in the sandy hook massacre massacre. the mayor proposing it be renamed to honor the memory of victoria soto. the measure is expected to be taken up at a meeting next week. >>> and adding tweets to its collection of public documents. it has amassed 170 billion public twitter messages as part of an agreement the library signed with the social media site in 2010. the library's currently looking for ways to make this new database available to the public. i think that's going to be quite a telling history if you can see what people were tweeting at the moment on given events like the state of the union. >> you been tweeting a lot? >> i have been. >>@lisasylvester? >> @lsylvester.com. >>> president obama's choice for defense secretary drawing criticism including some of chuck hagel's fellow republicans. one of them is here to explain why he has already decided he won't vote to confirm hagel. >> he's a good man, but this is the wrong job for him. he's certainly outside of the national security mainstream. hum
of superstorm sandy? this station here was totally inundated with water. commuters, riders are hoping for a less eventful tuesday morning than they had monday morning. we're going to show that video again. a malfunctioning escalator inexplicably changes direction mid ride and commuters are totally panicked and freaked out by this. many went with their gut. some tried to walk in the opposite direction, others attempted to jump off because they saw the pileup at the bottom of the escalator. truly frightening moments. listen to some of the people involved in this. >> it was like being on a free fall but with people on it. everyone yelling and everyone started looking worried. >> i jumped on to the side, the gap between the two escalators. i was stuck there for a minute. people were sliding past phaoefplt i could -- past me. people piling up at the bottom. >> six people suffered minor injuries. scrapes, bruises, neck and back pain thankfully. the port authority is investigating what exactly caused this. >>gretchen: thanks. let's go to brian at the desk. >>brian: 16 minutes after the hour. afghan pre
're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. ♪ >> that's your alabama fight song. that was a picture of a member of our family. mr. joe scarborough. he had to be there. >> of course,. >> a southern accent. >> why don't i just be quiet. what happened, willie? >> alabama, as we told you at the top of the show, propelled itself into dynasty status. just tearing up notre dame, 42-14, probably wasn't that close. here's how it got started in miami. sizing each other up in the tunnel. don't do that, notre dame. that won't work out well for you. fist drive of the game, a.j. mccarron, hands off to eddie lacy. right up the gut, almost untouched. 20 yard touchdown. alabama on the board first and never looked back. scored a touchdown in each of their first three possessions. alabama up 21-0. mccarron
from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> welcome back. time for the "gut check." star quarterback robert griffin iii reinjured his bad knee in the first quarter yesterday and fell after throwing an incomplete pass and limping and remained in that game and then in the fourth quarter, rg3 falls on the ball after a bad snap and injured the knee again. this time had to leave the game for good. following the 24-14 loss, talk centered around the coach's decision to keep rg3 in that game. >> i talked to robert and robert said to me, he said, coach, there's a difference between being injured abe hurt. he said i'm hurting. i guarantee you i'm not injured. that was enough for me. >> i'm the quarterback of this team. my job is to be out there if i can play. the only time i couldn't play is when i went down. i too
like those used in sandy hook, aurora, and oregon. what do you conclude from that? >> well, i think we can wait until tuesday to see what actually is on the list. of course -- >> why didn't he mention semiautomatic ar-15 rifles. >> it's a difficult policy question to figure out how to define these things and ban them in a way that worked. 1994 bill clinton passed a ban on assault weapons that was completely, you know, riddled with loopholes and had no real policy impact. it was a tremendous political win and we should talk about that, too, in terms of how obama moves forward in trying to win gun control -- gun safety legislation on the hill, but in terms of trying to figure out the policy end of it, getting it right may take a couple more days. i'd like to see something like that, but you got to do it right because last time it happened, they paid a big political cost for it -- >> without very much in rush return. >> the great philosopher ted nugent has offered this, there will come a time when the law-abiding gun owners of america will be the rosa parks and we will sit down on the fro
and invoke sandy hook and features the mother of the youngest victim of the tucson shooting. >> my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders. when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? to every mother, we cannot wait. >> bloomberg appeared on "morning joe" a few moments ago to talk more about his effort. >> nobody is trying to take away your gun. no one is trying to take away your right to go hunting or target shooting or have protection in your home. simply, trying to have some reasonable things so people aren't killed. >> how successful will victims' groups be at building political pressure? a different way about going about it. passing gun control legislation will be political. by the way, yesterday gun rights groups announced a "gun appreciation day" two days before president's inauguration to turn out in mass at gun shows, ranges and shows from coast to coast. >>> up next, the war over words. chuck hagel's past statements and lack of signatures on things have drawn sharp critic
york couple who lost their home in superstorm sandy has two problems with their insurance company today. the first complaint from sheila and dominic trainor is about the payment they got for their home that was destroyed last november. allstate sent them $10,000. then the insurance company featured their home in an ad promoting its customer service in a neighborhood that president obama had toured. >> allstate used our house as a commercial that they have caring agents. well, how caring could they be? >> allstate says it has pulled the ad that featured the family's home and now they are trying to decide what to do with the $10,000 they got for their house. >>> the consumer electronics show is expected to be the biggest yet. more than 3200 people are showing off the latest gadgets from more than 150 countries. cnet editor-at-large brian cooley is in las vegas with someone of the top tech trends of 2013. i think you're in heaven there, brian. >> reporter: just a little bit! first of all, i'm sitting here at sony. i can't say it's their booth. it
right. matt welch, great to see you. perry bacon, as always, thank you. >>> victims of hurricane sandy will finally get some financial relief from congress. president obama signing a bill to pay for $9.7 billion in flood insurance claims. those are for new york, new jersey and connecticut. another bill that would provide comprehensive $51 billion in aid is expected to be put to a vote sometime next week. [ male anno] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. this is so so soft. hey hun, remember you only need a few sheets. hmph! [ female announcer ] charmin ultra soft is so soft you'll have to remind y
in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary. but it did not necessarily leave many with high expectations. businesses that sell a lot of guns like walmart will also be in on some meetings. those groups are more likely to be influenced by the nra since they're making a big profit off those firearms. and they do not want to appear too entrenched in the white house's anti-gun push. >>> walmart says after the shooting, guns are now one of their highest-selling items. while it does want to help the administration, when that starts to contradict with sales that's where the help stops. the nra obviously has a lot of money and therefore a lot of power going into these talks but gabby giffords' new anti-gun group is looking to counteract that. she and her husband mark kelly kick started a campaign this week that they're calling common sense measures to curb gun violence. now, they're hoping to raise $20 million for the 2014 congressional elections. that would match the nra's spending on last year's vote. both giffords and her husband are gun owners and they say while they support seco
is expected to take all week. >> president obama has signed a sober storm sandy aid package into law. the bill includes more than $9 billion to help the government pay flood insurance claims. it was the first legislative action of the new congress after the previous session at shelled a vote last week on a much larger assistance plan for storm victims. lawmakers a way, and on more than $50 billion in additional 78 later this month. that portion will likely face a much tougher review. sums they are students vote will take the bus to school may not have a ride this wednesday. union leaders in york city bus drivers may go on strike strike this week leaving more the 150,000 public school students stranded. divers are negotiating a new contract. school officials have been preparing for a possible walkout by buying up in the public bus passes for each student affected. >> i bay area middle schools are making the grade as a maid state superintendent of public instruction, tore up for lack sends list of california's middle grade school to watch in 2013. union middle school and san jose, san lorenzo va
of a new york judge. >>> plus -- a bay area fund- raiser for victims of superstorm sandy. how much money the event raised. ♪ >>> dozens of musicians and entertainer does donated their -- donated their time for a benefit of superstorm sandy. organizers of the event at the restaurant say they raised more than $2,000. the money will be going to two families, one family lost their home in the storm and the other family's home was badly damaged. >>> back here at home, two men are due in a bay area court today. they are charged in connection with the deadly shootings of two teenaged girls in oakland. the 18-year-old and 19-year-old are expected to enter pleas. investigators say powell shot and killed 15-year-old raquel and 16-year-old bobbi back in november. edwards is being charged as an accessory to murder. a juvenile was arrested in the case. investigators still haven't told us about a possible motive but they say the suspects did know the victims. >>> and a hearing will be held today on whether the man charged with killing 7 people at oikos university is mentally fit to stand trial. a co
that you get these last minute pieces of legislation like the fiscal cliff deal or the hurricane sandy legislation which are full of tax breaks for puerto rican rum and hollywood and nascar and, you know, limousines and so on and thi only people find out about after the fact because at 12:01 a.m., when the thing already been enacted. this is a lousy way to run the government and the democrats under leader harry reid have on responsible for this and yet you could look long and hard from mainstream media commentary on this. jon: ellen? >> i agree with jim, you know, it has been, this has been let go but let's remember, from 1999 to 2007, there were three times the republicans also didn't pass a budget. would be very interesting to see if there was equal media coverage from that. we didn't go back and take a look at it. but that would be very interesting to take a look at. jon: republicans passed budget on the house side the last two fiscal years. one of them cut $6 trillion in spending from the president's proposed budget. the senate did vote on president obama's budget on may 25th of 20
: was there an event that triggered that, sir? >> in the news, connecticut, the sandy hook shooting, aurora, colorado, it seemed the right time to bring it forth. bill: i see, and when you proposed this idea, what kind of reaction did you get? >> a very positive, very positive reaction. unanimous vote with the city council. that they support and we want to recommend and encourage the use of firearms in every household, and be trained and proficient in its use. bill: what do you think that would do if it goes through, if the law is passed? >> i definitely think criminals would think twice before they do a home invasion or a crime in spring city. bill: because? >> they know that we will be armed and be able to protect ourselves. bill: i was reading, your town is not very big, right, about 11, 1200 is my guess, right? >> just under a thousand people, right around a thousand. bill: but throughout the state of utah, give us a sense about, you know, the gun culture in your state and how it's perceived? >> most people already have guns, and we're advocating the training, and to be proficient at its use, and
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including measures that go far beyond a ban on assault weapons just over three weeks after the sandy hook shootings in newtown, connecticut, "the washington post" says vice president biden's task force is seriously looking at widespread measures. among them, establishing universal background checks for gun buyers and a national database to track all gun sales. the group is also exploring ways to strengthen mental health checks and creating harsher penalties for carrying guns near schools. in some cases, the potential measures could be implemented through executive action rather than waiting for congressional approval. and yesterday several prominent republican senators were h hesitant to make stricter gun-control laws their top priority in 2013. >> i think what we need to do first is see what the vice president's group comes up with, what their recommendations are. there will be plenty of time to take a look at their recommendations once they come forward. what's going to dominate washington for the next three months here is going to be spending and debt. >> the reason we're discussing th
sandy. residents in seaside heights, new jersey, will finally after all this time be able to return to their homes today. officials say over 100 certificates have already been granted deeming the homes now safe to live in. those residents were told they don't have to abide by a 10:00 p.m. cure few anymore. -- cure. we wish them well. bill: gun control laws possibly going to a whole new level? white house is going way beyond reinstating the law ban on assault weapons. universal background checks on gun buyers and movement and sale of weapons through aings national database. kirsten powers, tony sayegh, former press aide to republican vice-presidential nominee jack kemp and. welcome to both of you. strengthen mental health checks. strengthen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors. so the list is broad. tony, can this pass. >> it will be tough, bill. one of the misconceptions about gun control is a very partisan issue. it is regional issue. you heard heidi heitkamp from north dakota. seven democratic senators from pro-gun states including mark begich from kir
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